According to Lucan Johnson, witchcraft is the scientific study of energies and material. It is related to paganism and polytheistic religions.

Most of the records of witchcraft from 18th Century to the early 19th Century have been lost, largely due to the Burning Times, when people were regularly tortured and killed for practicing herbalism and non-standard medicine. By the American Revolutionary War, these trials had become a thing of the past, except in rural areas.

Elly Kedward was accused of performing witchcraft in 1785. She was banished from the town of Blair and left for dead.